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on the massacre at sandy hook elementary school. president obama will visit with families and first responders in newtown, connecticut today. as well as attend an interfaith vigil where he will speak. federal agents plan to target gun stores and shooting ranges across connecticut in hopes of finding clues about the gunman, adam lanza. it has now been revealed that there is no link between lanza's mother and the school. contrary to earlier reports that said nancy lanza was a teacher at sandy hook elementary. rene marsh continues our coverage. >> this quiet new in town is searching for answers. >> i am also a teacher i could not know how or what she realized. >> her friend, victoria soto died protecting her students. the names and ages of the 20 children were released on saturday. one of those children is emily. >> my daughter is one of the first that would be giving her support to support. >> as we move on from what happened here, what happened to so many people let it not turn into something that defines us. something that inspires us to be better, more compassionate and more humble. >> the go
packed the high school to hear president obama offer words of comfort and condolences on behalf of the entire country. tory dunnan is live in newtown, connecticut. prayers >> the lord is my shepard. i shall not want >>reporter: and 26 candles.for the 26 lives lost. in newtown, connecticut sunday night, more than two thousand people gathered to grieve and to mourn. after meeting with the families of those gunned down inside sandy hook elementary school, president obama tried to offer comfort in the aftermath of an unthinkable ahoy crime. >> oi am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow or can heal your wounded hearts, i can only hope it helps that you know you are not alone in your grief >>reporter: outside the high school and around newtown, there are memorials. candles, teddy bears and momentos left by people who traveled many >> to let everyone know our hearts are with them, we're thinking of them. >>reporter: twenty children, 12 girls and 8 boys, all six and seven years old.were killed inside the school, along with six adult women.authorities sa
, connecticut. president obama traveled to new town to come for the families of those killed at sandy hooke elementary. he also took part in an emotional memorial service for the victims last night. we will now go witlive with rene mars mr sh from new town. >> the nation continues to mourn. the first funerals for two of the students will be held today. >> we will never forget. on sunday morning more than 2000 people came out. >> we offer you our tears and our pain. hour anour anger and our sour. >> we will share with you and try to ease this heavy burden. >> the president's stated that more needs to be done to protect our children. >> these tragedies must end. and in that we must change. >> they just told us here in connecticut that both the school and a home where adam used to live will be shutdown and closed indefinitely. they said that they will still be considered a crime scenes definitely for months. he stated that it will be up to the town officials to decide what to do with sandy hooke middle school after the investigators have cleared up. they stated they're not sure whether not the
department response to a fire and in the process discovers a body. >> president obama launching a gun control task force this morning to prevent another tragedy led new town from happening again. and the national rifle association is speaking out. >> cold weather and you can see a clear from the roof cam from van ness. >> severance is go is the mild spot on the map here today. san jose is 35 degrees, oakland is also 35, concord 31 livermore coming in at 30 degrees. you want your readers cranking as temperatures will continue to drop over the next couple of hours. elsewhere in the north bay we have the coldest numbers. 28 for napa and vallejo navato is at the freezing mark with 32. elsewhere we're talking low to mid 30's. it feels like 30 degrees when you factor in the wind chill. napa feels like it is in the mid- 20s. it is definitely a cold start out there. the temperatures are called is in the north bay and the national weather service has issued a freeze warning for that area. frost advisory is also an effect for the bay shoreline and the interior east bay. what this means is that it is re
president obama offer words of comfort on behalf of the entire country. tori dunhan is there. >> reporter: president obama came to a community that is grieving. prayers,. >> the lord is my shepherd. >> reporter: and 26 candles for the 26 lives lost. more than 2,000 people gathered to grieve and to mourn sunday night. after meeting with the families of those gunned down. president obama tried to offer comfort in the aftermath of an unthinkable time. >> i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow nor can they heal your wounded hearts. i can only hope it helps you are not alone this your grief. >> reporter: candles, teddy bears and mememtoes left by people traveling to pay their respects. 20 children, 12 girls 8 boys, all six and seven years old were killed. 20-year-old adam lanza blasted his way into the building with a rifle and fired hundreds of bullets. he killed himself. his mother nancy was found dead in the home. investigators continue to comb through both crime scenes. the president issued a call to action. >> no single law. no set of laws can eliminate e
. and why a nearby school is askingplus, president obama speaks on gun control. and developing news at five -- a shooting on a south bay freeway. it happened this afternoon in cupertino -- causing the complete closure of southbound highway- 85 for several hours. this is video from sky-7 h- d, abc7 news. the gunman remains on the loose. the victim -- a marine recruiter. his car shot multiple times. kron 4's alecia reid is live in cupertino with the latest -- alecia? >> there is the search for enough for the gunman. >> there are still some of bullet holes on the driver's side of the vehicle. >> it is not clear how many times was shot at but at least four different bullets made contact with the car. none of them hit the driver. highway was on lockdown. >> for the officers to comb the area to look for evidence to try to piece together what happened to. >>reporter: the marine going have been followed from a gas station. and anybody who could have seen anything is borscht to call the sheriff's office. purged-to call the sheriff's department of alecia reed, kron 4 >>pam: you are looking at video f
for a tribute to the victims. the tragedy has been national debate over gun control. president obama is pledging to take action. the newtown united, a new form a group is calling for sensible gun legislation. >> we have 20 children that we are burying. >> we have learned that the day before her death, she just returned from a short trip to a luxury resort in new hampshire. in recent years she felt comfortable about leaving her son at home non-supervised. >> we're all going to continue to keep you updated with chilly conditions in the north bay. mid upper 20s. the thermometer, showing 26 decreased it is called we will be back. . it is cold 26-degrees.. >> welcome back. processions. taking a look at the markets this morning.market futures indicate the nasdaq in the positive, and the dow and the s and p in the negative. stocks end the day down. after little measurable progress was reported in the ongoing budget negotiations in washington. here's a look at yesterdays closing numbers. on wall street. the dow dropped 99-points. after posting 100-point gains over the past two days. both the nasdaq and
unemployment rate to 7.7%. this is the lowest since december 2008. > a month after his election present obama has a sizable rating and more than a year. the poll finds the president's rating stands at 57 per cent the highest since may last year when navy seals killed outside a leader osama bin live in. applies more americans that the nation is headed in the right direction. 42 percent say the country is on the right track and a majority believe is likely president obama will improve the economy. however americans are divided on what a president he has been. but 37 percent think he's been above or above average or outstanding. 36 percent say below average or four. >> the us supreme court scheduled to meet behind closed doors again today to consider reviewing the legal issues regarding same-sex marriage. that includes a challenge to california's controversial controversy old proposition 8. if the court refuses to review the prop a case same-sex marriage could be legal in california as soon as next week. the court also the case on hold for you other decision on the lot. this isn't could come tod
been made in the case. >> three weeks until the fiscal cliff and president obama and house speaker john banner and at a private meeting at the white house yesterday to discuss the deal. the president and the speaker refuses think about the details of the meeting and some republicans are now putting increased pressure on party leaders to rethink opposition to tax hikes on the wealthy of taking get entitlements cuts in return. many house republicans refused report tax hikes under any circumstances. democrats of is rushing through entitlement reforms you for the end of the year. >> watching some stalls, several on the bay bridge we will have more on weather and traffic coming up. >> the opening bell on wall street is about 20 minutes away. looming fiscal crisis on the market today. we did better than we did expect it from mcdonald's this morning. rob black will be coming up at 645. the dow futures point to a lower opening this morning. >> men and women have equal footing in the nation's economic recovery according to the latest numbers from the labor department. the biggest numbers for men
. >> there still seems to be no signs of a compromise acting congress and president obama. >> president obama return to washington to get the credit shortage of medication. is a video the president leaving. >> house and senate members are expected to reconvene today as well. >> without a budget agreement, automatic tax increase is for everyone in the spending cuts will be triggered in the new year. >> the main dispute continues to be over taxes. >>, of the kron 4 morning news changes are coming to a netflix starting next year. how the company wants to get users more connected socially and next. >> the web more attractive weather and headlines when we come back >> wexcome backed. >> time is 4:10. >> net flicks is adding more social features to it streaming media service in the u.s.. >> the company confirms that the congress passed a bill that drops restrictions on sharing user's video rental history. these revisions now with president obama signature before becoming law. >> lifting the restrictions allowing net flicks his additional there was also to media outlets by facebook and twitter. >> t
tomorrow. hawaii is said goodbye to a much-respected native son. daniel inouye. president obama attended inouye's funeral yesterday, along with other washington insiders, including his friend senator harry reid. he represented hawaii in congress ever since it became a state in 1959 and was the second-longest serving senator in u-s history. inouye received the medal of honor for his heroism during world war two. inouye died a week ago at accepts total responsibility senator michael crapo was arrested in virginia shortly after midnight, saturday night. alexandria police say the idaho republican ran a red light, then failed several field sobriety tests. police say crapo's blood alcohol level was point-one- one ; the legal limit for drivers in virginia is point-oh-eight. in a statement released by his office, crapo said he was -- quote -- "deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this limit in virginia. the deputy police chief says an investigation is underway to determine whether the killing was intentional or accidental. it was not known whether the victim was a military orthe nato mi
at eight. president obama's pick to be the next >>jacqueline: things are expected to be very cold tonight already in the 30's in the santa rosa' we're also going to keep a close look on the cloud coverage. it is not torn to be nearly as cold. this is approaching-it is not going to be nearly as cold. however, because of those clouds, the it will provide a level of coverage. and tweak however, could see cold temperatures tomorrow. as we see, going towards to malraux. >> still ahead at 8:00 p.m., president obama is the next of the running. why susan rice says it's just not worth it. the president met today with house speaker john boehner about the looming fiscal cliff. we'll have insight from our political analyst - michael yaki. how a car wound up on a precarious perch at twin peaks in san francisco. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! si
in connecticut where president obama met privately with the families of friday's school shooting victims to offer his condolences. >> 26 people died friday after a gunman opened fire inside sandy hook elementary school. >> renee marsh in newtown >> today the first and will be held for to sandy hook students. 60 jack pinto and six your old noah posner. >> on sunday more than 2000 people came out for a memorial service to remember the 26 allies cut short after a 40 save 20 year-old adam landsa shot his way into sandy hook elementary and open fire. >> >> president obama traveled to new town where he met with them in the victims'. >> the portion of sadness that we can share with you to ease its heavy load we will gladly bear it. >> the president praised the community for pulling together and said more needs to be done to protect our children. >> these tragedies must spend. to end them we must change. >> for some lawmakers the shooting here in new town conn was a tipping point. senator dianne feinstein said she would introduce a bill to ban assault waweapons. >> as you heard renee mention gun-control
will not waver. >> president obama meanwhile will watch a demonstration wide effort today to create a new policy and at preventing another mass school shooting. >> the president is expected to announce the offer from the white house but no major policy decisions will be announced. >> white house aides say obamas is likely to produce a type of gun laws, including a ban on assault style weapons. >> is also likely to seek ways to improve mental health resources and school safety. >> vice-president joe biden will be spearheading that process. >> dozens of people gathered in pleasanton to emeramaral park to mourn the loss of so many allies in last week's connecticut shooting. >> singing songs, play in lighting candles the bond together to express their pain. >> it was really important for us to gather together to bring it was again the to have a sense of community is best during the holidays i season. >> the pta collected pictures, points, and donations which will be sent to the victims of the family in connecticut. >> fairfield police say, this teen friend to carry out attacks similar to the massacr
and republicans. president obama has cut his vacation short and is returning to the white house now. without a budget agreement automatic tax increases for everyone and deep spending cuts will be triggered and the new year. the main dispute continues to be over taxes. americans filing unemployment last week as dropped to 350,000. futures are up right now. a letter from treasury secretary tam geithner to congress sent after the bell yesterday may also weigh on the markets. >> the woman accused of killing a grandmother and a drunk driving accident at the twin peaks without has made her first court appearance. 23 year old gina eunice is accused of a hit and run drunken-driving in vehicular manslaughter. the accident occurred three people and killed 56 year old yuee byao who was here visiting her new grandchild from china. the judge set the bail at $2 million. if she posted she must wear a scram device that checks to make sure she is not drink alcohol and is not allowed to drive. she will be back in court for arraignment on december 31st. we will be right back. >> the layout has settled car owne
the lives of 20-school children. president obama promised meaningful action to prevent gun violence. today. he took the first step toward that goal. grant lodes is standing by with more on that. grant ? return to index of stories... president obama talking tough this morning.about the need to reduce gun voilence.especially mass shootings like the one we just saw. and today we learned vice president joe biden will lead a task force that will present a set of gun control recommendations to the president. issues likey to be at the forefront.military-style assault weapons, high capacity ammunition clips, and loopholes to get around background checks. the president said he will make very specific proposals once he gets the recommendations next month. on friday.the n- r-a will talk for the first time since the elementary school shooting. return to index of stories... california has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation - but some state lawmakers are looking to make them even stronger. as kron four's terisa estacio reports, one lawmaker says, there is still a lot of work to be done. on the
this is president obama leading hawaii and now everyone is going to try to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff. >> we are taking a live look here at our mt. tam cam. you can see it shaking around. my favorite shot of the morning with relatively clear conditions. we have high clouds up above but no issues with visibility. today's forecast, expect sunshine and dry and pleasant weather. we'll have some changes and introduce some showers into the forecast which could continue into saturday morning. it looks like we'll be drive by sunday. satellite and radar shows a high pressure is in control for now. we have changes to talk about in my next report. >> speaking of walking you could probably walk across the toll plaza without being hit this morning. traffic is light and no delays coming out of the macarthur maze. east bay freeways are running much lighter than usual. we're still looking at under 25 minutes drive time from the bottle to the golden gate bridge. >> a developing story and walnut creek where there is an officer involved shooting and ended with a suspect being cleat killed. will tran is live wi
taxes for earners making more than one-million- dollars. a source says president obama who wants to hike taxes for households who make than 250-thousand- dollars has not accepted boehner's offer. however, the proposal indicates new progress in the looming fiscal cliff talks. boehner is still seeking more spending cuts than obama proposed. he has asked for a long- term increase in eligibility age for medicare and for lower costs-of-living adjustments for medicare. boehner's aide would not comment on the report. >> morgan hill police are searching for a man who chased after a teenage girl yesterday. the same suspect is believed to have followed two other females in the last couple of weeks. this is a sketch of the suspect. he is described as a white male, short in stature and in his 30's. the suspect has been seen driving a white utility- style van.with two doors in the back and tinted windows. the 13-year-old girl told police, the suspect followed her in his van and then got out of the car and started running after her. she ran to a neighbor's home and called police. the van was last sce
. >> lawmakers say it is that it'll be time to get back to work win at present obama returns to washington. time is running out to avert the fiscal cliff of tax increases in domestic programs cuts in january. some members of congress are concerned that a deal can't be reached. >> we are going to go over the cliff now because that is what the president wants. you cannot negotiate with someone who does not want to negotiate. >> president obama is and why you right now and will be cutting his vacation short. we will see the taxes go up if we do go over the fiscal cliff. palin a nurses' strike thousands of nurses walked off the job today at nine bay area hospitals. nurses with a center helps halt the bay summit medical center are asking for a negotiated labor contracts and improvement in patient care protections. such as staffing levels, a health benefits, and sick days. strikers a hospital officials want to reduce the number of paid sick days for nurses and technicians while maintaining health care coverage for those who work fewer than 30 hours a week. >> we're looking at power outages this mornin
at 1978. >> finally a glimmer of home in washington. president obama and congressional leaders will discuss the looming fiscal cliff tomorrow at the white house. elizabeth corridan has more. as the countdown to the deadline creeps closer. >> this washington it was an ominous, stone. with five days and counting until the u.s. economy will go over the fiscal cliff. >> this year, the american people are not waiting for the ball to drop. it is not going to be good. >> reporter: with no deal spending will be slashed and taxes will go of it could spark another recession. with this deadline approaching president obama and the senate will return and speak on sunday. >> certainly there is still time. >> reporter: point is still texas the want to extend the bush assured taxes except for the time making to water vicki thousand dollars per year ordered the sticking- point is still boyish-direct taxe bush-era of texas taxes >> and. nobody wants. to really work they just want to play the name game. >> putting over the edge that the scenario is allowing tax increases to take effect and on jan
vacation is cut short for president obama and he's leaving hawaii tomorrow night. the president is returning to the white house to work on a fiscal cliff deal before the year ends. house and senate members are going to reconvene without an agreement, automatic tax increases and that will be triggered in the new year. it looks like few people season. retails are the weakest. holiday sales increased. and they expected them to go 6 to 4%. it's blamed on super sandy which stroke the east coast but let us not forget why obama is returning from hawaii early. the lawmakers will be able to reach a deal. >>> we have rainfalling across the bay area and some heavy showers and departing san jose out of the santa clarita valley but there's showers coming in and i'll let you know on storm track 4 coming up. with my keurig vue brewer, i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? inside the brewer, there's this train that makes coffee stronger, bigger, and hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew what you love with the keurig vue. >> we have wet weather still falling
the addition about the spending of his administration. >> president obama said he is willing to do that. >> i offered over a trillion dollars in additional spending cuts so that we would have $2 of spending cuts for every $1 of increased revenue. >> the senate reconvenes at 11:00 a.m.. as americans celebrate the beginning of 2013 they may wake up wishing it were 2012 when they had more money in their pocket-andrew spencer reporting. >> secretary of state hillary clinton was hospitalized with a blood clot. >> doctors say the same medical problem related to a concussion she recently suffered. >> a blood clot was found yesterday doing a follow-up medical visit. you remember 65 year-old clinton suffered a concussion several weeks ago after fainting while recovering from a stomach virus. >> let us bring it over to erica regarding our forecast. we have a driver is it? >> in to wednesday it expects to be the cold side. if resorting to go into affect. in the wet weather chances have diminished. here is a live look outside is a game left lick freeway. in downtown san francisco is a clear and cold star
tax withholding tables for 2013. >> president barack obama and first lady michelle obama are wishing americans a merry christmas and happy holidays from hawaii. the obamas departed for their vacation last night and arrived there this morning. the president says the nation should give thanks for veterans and their families and asks americans to "say a prayer for all our troops" - including those spending the holiday in afghanistan >> authorities are saying that prosecutors are deciding whether to p charges over the royal prank phone call that caused a nurse to take her life. this after two australian djs impersonating queen elizabeth and her son. called the hospital that kate middleton was staying in. the two fooled nurse the nurse. jacintha saldanha. who transferred the call to middleton's room. saldanha's body was found hanging in her room three days later. >> preliminary results released by egypt's muslim brotherhood show that the disputed constitution has received a "yes" majority of more than 70 percent in the second and final round of voting. the results, posted on the brotherho
day for president obama. his nominee for secretary of state. and his remarks on negotiations ot avoid the "fiscal cliff". plus. the rush is on at the post office to get those holiday greeting cards to their destinations. on time.now... >> jacqueline: of this look outside we are seeing showers with more rain fall. details on that, coming up. >> pam: now for a look at our top stories at eight- thirty. rain having a major impact on holiday travel. at san francisco international. more than 100-flights have been cancelled. and more are expected as more rain moves in. delays are running as long as three hours. just to check bags at some airlines! >> people in the north bay enjoying a bit of a reprieve tonight. but more wet weather is on the way for them. they woke up to howling wind and pounding rain early this morning. flooding is being reported in some parts of marin county. and many people heading out of town for the holidays on the roads couldn't escape wet conditions. the wet weather didn't make the friday getaway any easier. but things are starting to settle down at this hour. more
, and says he has not been in touch with his brother in recent years. a visibly shaken president obama addressed the nation this afternoon. it was >>catherine: of sometimes difficult for him to get through his statement. he says he's reacting tonight - not as a president - but as a parent. here's what he said. >> we have endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years and each time i hear the i reacted not as if president, but as anybody else would, as a parent. that was especially true today. i know there is not a parent in america who does not feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those that died today were children. beautiful, little kids between five and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations. weddings. kids of their own. iman the fall and were also teachers-among-the fallen where teachers. our hearts are broken today for the parents and the grandparents, sisters, brothers of these little children. and for the families of the adults that were lost. our hearts are broken for the hearts of the survivors as well
obama ordered u-s flags to half-staff in honor of the victims. speaking about the children killed, he fought back tears. >> "they had their entire lives ahead of them, birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own." >> he also offered assistance, and condolences, to connecticut's governor, during a difficult time. >> "we'll do whatever we can to overcome this event. we will get through it. but this is a terrible time for this families." >> the community is left to wonder how this could happen in their town. >> "i don't know if there's any safe place anymore in this world." i'm maribel aber reporting. >>pam: as the families of the victims mourn the loss of their loved ones. police are looking into the backround of the suspected shooter. kron-4's dan kerman continues our team coverage. he has more on what we've learned about the young suspect. and his family. this suspect was dressed in black battle fatigues with 3 weapons and two handguns and the rifle. they found additional weapons at the school. it is believe that all of those weapons were registered to his mother. the suspects
president of brock obamas operating inside. americans are divided on what kind of president he had been. obamas approval rating stands at 57% rise as the raid that killed osama bin live in. 37 percent say obama have been average-- above average or outstanding of 36 percent say he's been below average. another 25 percent say is just average. >> more than 2000 people are expected at pearl harbor today to mark the 71st anniversary of the japanese attack that killed thousands of people and pull the u.s. and you--world war two. a moment of silence is planned for 755 local time today marking the moment the bombing began. the crew of a guided missile destroyer was banned on deck while the ship passes the uss arizona, a battleship that still lies in the harbor where it sank. hawaii national guard will fly overhead in missing man formation. the navy and national park service also hostess armani remembers of the 2390 service members and 49 civilians killed in the attack. the time is for 20 7:00 a.m. we will be back on the kron 4 news. a live look out sideshows' from this viewpoint no fog from her
back the time is 4:25. >> in nationalist president obama met with republican house speaker john boeher at the white house to discuss how to resolve the fiscal cliff. >> few details were released about the meeting yesterday. >> if lawmakers fail to strike a deal before the end of the year, tax increases and spending cuts will go into effect. some analysts say could push the economy back into recession. >> the latest count finds the number of homeless people stayed about the sanctions in january of 2011 and january 2012. the house and other rebel the provinces a sluggish economy as some what countered affect the house the homeless that numbered being around 633,000 people. the percentage of homeless vets as well as those homes for more than a year each dropped by 7 percent. the obama administration has set a goal of eliminating homeless veterans and chronic homeless as by the end of 2015. >> coastal communities destroyed by superstar on sandy are rushing to rebuild their boardwalk in time for next summer. they are in a race to finish by the end of may to retain tourist money they will ne
, and president obama and house speaker john boehner had a private meeting at the white house yesterday to discuss the deal. the president and speaker refuse to speak about itself of the meeting. some republican about putting increased pressure on party leaders to rethink opposition to tax hikes on the wealthy and taken it entitled cuts in return. many house republicans refused to support tax hikes under any circumstances. the democrats have been skeptical about rushing through in time or four before the end of the year. >> same-sex couples can now officially tied the knot in washington state. >> yesterday mark the first day that those couples are able to legally marry. there are more than 140 people that registered to marry at seattle city hall. seattle mayor mike mcginn called in a great and joy is a day with a noose rights be recognized. >> we will be right back--a new civil rights being recognized you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. a
.m. december 31st only on kron 4. >> president obama is asking congress for money on behalf of the states that were hardest hit by super storm sandy. the white house says that the president is requesting more than $60 million. in a joint statement, new york governor andrew cuomo in new jersey gov. chris christie sake, the money will help their states recover, repair, and rebuilt. if they also say the money will be used to protect a region from future storms. both governors recently went to washington to lobby lawmakers for federal funds. american airlines pilots overwhelmingly approved a new labor deal it could help the company out of bankruptcy. the allied pilots association says that three-quarters of its nearly 8000 pilots voted for the agreement. the deal includes some compromises on work rules and but benefits. >> shock, sadness and anger in england this morning. a nurse treating the duchess of cambridge, kate middleton for pregnancy complications apparently took her own life. it happened after that nurse took the price call from to australia and disk jockeys. they were pretended to
, president obama will be sworn in for his second term in office. and as he continues the job he started four years ago, he'll likely be surrounded by some fresh new faces. emily schmidt looks at some of the people who may make up the president's new cabinet. >> a late november white house photo-op. >> this is a wonderful opportunity for me to meet with my full cabinet. >> .may be the last glimpse of this picture. an imminent cabinet shuffle is expected. >> the president has a lot of very very good people to choose from but he wants to put together a team especially in international affairs. a team overall, that going into a second term doesn't look like a second team. it does not look like a group of second stringers. >> the likely short-list to succeed secretary of state hillary clinton is already politically charged. susan rice--the us ambassador to the united nations--is thought to be a leading contender. but some republicans have been highly critical of rice following the attack on the us consulate in libya. >> when they go after the un ambassador apparently because they think she's an e
before the end of the year. president obama, is the most reeked we did manage 2012. his election night we of four more years along with the picture of him hugging first lady michelle obama got more than a hundred 10,000 tweaks and more than 300,000 favors. just in beaver came in a distant second for his tweed about a young fan of past away from our former brain cancer. the summer olympics from one was the most v the event of 2012 it generated over 150 million tweets. >> we may see some thunderstorms this morning and afternoon. erica what the details on your forecast including the 7 day when we come back. ?Ñ we are back in is 4:15. we have a live look from our bay bridge cacamera. the road does not look to damp. although we did it overnight showers. looks like there's still some out there let us get the forecast with erica. morning erica. >> not really much rain to concern yourselves with. the roadways are dead in some spots. we are seeing light rain trickling in from parts of san francisco. a drizzle. here in the mid peninsula looks like palo alto is contending with showers. you will nee
. kindergarten and first graders just 6 and 7 years old. tory? >> president obama will travel on sunday to meet with first responders and families of the victims. it has been a difficult time they learn to the people were killed yesterday. most of them. children just 6 and 7 years old. we can now put names and faces to those killed at sandy hook elementary school. among them, 27-year- victoria soto. her family says she died trying to protect her students. robbie parker lost his daugter emilie. >> "she always had something kind to say about anybody. she is an incredible person and i am so blessed to be her dad." the state medical examiner said he believes all the graders as police continue to search for evidence in the school, the community is trying to figure out just how to cope. " when tragedies like this occur, people often look for answers, an explanation of how this could have occurred. but the sad truth is, there are no answers. no good ones, anyway." "the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school is a stark contrast to the feel you get walking thru this picturesque town. it almost fe
a meeting today with leaders of both political parties. president obama called on congress to quickly come up with a solution. to avoid the fiscal cliff. that is the end- of- the year trigger on tax hikes. and spending cuts. >> in the next few days i've asked leaders of congress to work towards a package that prevents a tax hike on middle class americans, protects unemployment insurance for 2 million americans and lays the groundwork for further work on both and deficit reduction. >>pam: house speaker john boehner failed to gain enough of his party's support for his "plan b". that proposal would have raised taxes only on those americans making more than one million dollars a year. without a deal, steep tax hikes and massive government spending cuts are set to kick in after january first. as the fiscal cliff countdown continues. house and senate members and president obama. have all recessed for the christmas holiday. >> the ninth circut court of appeals today blocked a california law which bans the controversial therapy. that aims to turn gay minors. straight. the three judge panel issued
flights. >> new video and this morning the president obama and the first family arriving overnight in hawaii, where they will spend christmas. but it is not all folly and mistletoe as the president has won each on fiscal cliff negotiations, which are stalled, as washington shut down for a holiday. mr. obama expects to return to work right after christmas. before heading to hawaii. he warned it's time for party leaders to take action. karen caifa reports from washington, where members of congress have also left town. >> the next few days i have asked leaders of congress to help work out a package. this will protect unemployment for millions of americans. >> remarks came after john boehner failed to muster up -- >> we had a number of our members who just did not want to be perceived as raising taxes. >> the two sides both left for christmas holiday and they blamed each other for not acting. they stated that more action is needed from the gop. >> we will need to have a bipartisan solution. >> the next move will need to call from the present. >> he is the only one who could door. this
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of lands the stalemate on the obama administration. he says they are not taking republicans seriously and plans to close loopholes and lit it deductions without raising taxes. >> i realize of the president may not agree but if there is another way to get revenue from upper income americans that doesn't ruin our economy why don't we consider it? >> we won them to tell the american why they won't do it. >> the democratic controlled senate has are the agreed to extend the bush tax cuts for incomes under $250,000 but let the other tax cut expire. it is predicted their rugby at least a short-term deal released before the end of the year. >> of when it comes to a president's second inauguration at the crowd tends to be smaller. that will be the case again this january. the cross the present obama as inauguration on january 21st will be close to 800,000. that is the estimate right now. that is down quite a bit from the 1.8 million people crowded the national mall and 2008. >> i think that is san jose 1 01 northbound on the right-hand side. the commute has not started much, it looks fine. we
for the update and we will see how it goes in san francisco. >> the talks and president obama press sang for his plan. he held a conference today with a bipartisan group of mayors and community leaders to talk about preventing and income tax increase on middle class families while finding ways to reduce the deficit. so far president obama and republicans have not been able to work out a budget compromise. senate majority leader and henry reed said he does not expect a deal before christmas. >> the city of lafayette is of an advancing: open up after lee's last weekend's storm repaired by christmas. the job has hired emergency contractors d.c. meyers for the job. that simple form on mountain view road drive after a storm drain failed. it was initially thought the road would be closed for the entire winter. they thought it would be months. with c.c. meyers it will be quicker. the cleanup and repairs related to water pipe break that center river mud flowing into daly city neighbor unless mother expected to cost about a million dollars. yesterday the city council approved setting aside over $990,000
the regular normal traffic. >> more now on the fiscal cliff. president obama says the house republicans are holding up plans to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. the president said that he will only agree to a deal if it involves tax rates going up for the top 2% of americans. if president obama talk to reporters about why his plan will work. >> this will be good for the economy and if we do this-as the senate has already passed this. i am ready to sign it. the only holdup is the house republicans. once we get this done this will take the edge off but we know we still have to deal with some other debts. we should get this done. >> the most import and then we can do right now is make sure the middle class taxes do not go up. that's the best thing for the economy, best thing for american families and if we do that, we should get that done. >> snigneither side has stated that they do not want to show their hand. the standoff still continues and we're 17 days away from this. >> president barack obama is meeting privately to that with you in embassadors susan rice, a day after she withdrew h
this morning which is the tragedy in conn. president obama traveled to the new town to town for the families of those killed at sandy hook elementary. yes as a part in an emotional memorial service for the victims last night. >> is yesterday his role for the committee here was comfort in chief for those who lost their family members inside sandy hook elementary school on friday. the nation continues to more lives lost in the connecticut school shooting. today the first filling will be funeral will be held for a six year-old jack cancer. on sunday more than 2000 people can call for a memorial service to remember the 26 lives cut short after authorities say 20 year-old adam lands of shot his way into sandy hook elementary and opened fire. >> we offer you our tears in our pain. our anger and our sorrow. >> president obama traveled to town where he met with the families and spoke at the service. >> what ever portion of sadness that we could share with you to these this heavy load we will gladly bear. >> the president raised a community for pulling together and said " more needs to be done to pro
to resolve the looming fiscal cliff crisis. president obama is ending his out vacation in hawaii today to make a late bid to reach a deal before the year and. the white house that he should be back in washington tomorrow when house and senate members are expected to reconvene. new this morning a car bomb had outside the u.s. base in eastern afghanistan has killed three people and injured six civilians. afghanistan police say the blast killed a security guard and two truck drivers delivering supplies. the tal bang claims responsibility for the attack which happened after a minibus stop at a deep for a security check. the international security assistance for says the base has been secured. if sampras as the woman will be arraigned today on charges of vehicular manslaughter that killed one pedestrian and injured two others in the twin peaks area. the 56 year-old died last week after a car hit her at the twin peaks lookout point. police say the driver was intoxicated. the victim's son told us he doesn't want another family or to suffer through this bad as they feel all because someone dra
of their own -- the fiscal cliff. president obama, and a top republican meeting at the white house. how close they are to reaching a deal. >> the day that iphone users are here is that google has released a global maps app for the i o s operating system coming up. does anything look out of place here? it's a car -- perched precariously on a cliff. this is in san francisco's twin peaks neighborhood. this is video from sky-7 h-d, abc-7 news. kron4's dan kerman explains >> there were not taking pictures of city hall. >> they were transfixed by this. this car accidently jumped the curb and went down twin peaks. at 30 ft.. >> i did not think that it was possible. >> around 11:3:00 p.m. >> i just heard a loud noise. it looked like they hit the gas and that went over the cliff. >> i thought there were gone i'd jump over to make sure they were okay and there were climbing out of the car, one by one. >> that it never happens. >> i will live here my whole life i've never seen anything like that. >> the driver refused to talk but all eyes shifted to three different tow truck operators that worked to bri
obama leaders to take action on crisis. karin caifa reports from washington, where members of congress have also left town. >> good afternoon, everybody. >>reporter: after speaking with party leaders friday afternoon, president obama called on congress to quickly come up with a solution to avert some end- of-year tax hikes associated with the fiscal cliff. >> in the next few days i've asked leaders of congress to work towards a package that prevents a tax hike on middle class americans, protects unemployment insurance for 2 million americans and lays the groundwork for further work on both and deficit reduction. >>reporter: the remarks came after house speaker john boehner failed to muster enough of his party's support to bring his "plan b" to the floor. his proposal would have effectively raised taxes only on those americans making more than one million dollars a year. >> we had a number of our members who just really didn't want to be perceived as having raised taxes. >>reporter: the two sides each left the capitol for the christmas holidays, blaming the other for inaction. democrats
to avoid the fiscal cliff rapidly approaches. president obama says he's optimistic that congress will reach a deal in time. chris mozingo has the story. >> reporter: converses running out of time if before the economy will go over the fiscal cliff. they say that reaching a deal will not be easy. >> we cannot afford a politically self-inflicted wound to the economy. the people that you sent to washington half to do with their jobs. >> mitch mcconnell was are riding on capitol hill just hours before meeting with obama. >> we are going to see if we can get there in the next 24 hours. i am hopeful and optimistic. >> politicians on both sides have the responsibility but the president's tax hike will not do much to address the debt. >> the top 25 of american will not even pay one-third of the annual interest that is owed for this 16 trillion dollar debt. >> washington will return before the end of the year but they are likely to be burning the midnight oil. >>> we'll take a quick break on kron 4 news weekend. but first, let's take a live look outside at san francisco from our roof cam here on van
in a live report. >> president obama is scheduled to launch a task force. the national rifle association is speaking out. >> we will have details straight ahead. in the bay area we are waking up to cold weather. it is freezing outside. when you lived at napa and vallejo there in the upper 20s. >> temperatures are at 28 degrees but the windshield is that 23 degrees. oakland is at 35 degrees. they have actually warmed up since last hour. the same thing is for hayward. san francisco was the mormon spot at 41 degrees. we do have a freeze morning in affect for the north bay area. there is a frost revisory for the bay shore line and into your east bay until 8:00 a.m.. right now is 7 01 a.m.. >> we are not tracking any hot spots right now. here is a quick bridge check. the toll plaza is not too bad. it is about a 13 minute drive time out of the east shore freeway. it is about 18 to 20 minutes if you are coming from the macarthur mayes. highway 92 has not seen a spike in drive time. you can still get a cross in about 11 to 13 minutes. the golden gate bridge is an easy trip and still and easy rid
mixing two chemicals needed to make deadly sarin gas. president obama issued a stern warning to syrian president bashar al-assad. >> i want to make it absolutely clear to assad and those under his command -- the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. >>pam: u-s officials are concerned that with fighting moving closer to damascus, the assad regime may be getting desperate and could use chemical weapons to try to crush the rebellion. secretary of state hillary clinton says if assad goes down that road... there will be consequences. >> this is a red line for the united states. i'm not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do in the event of credible evidence that the assad regime has resorted to using chemical weapons against their own people, but suffice it to say we are certainly planning to take action if that eventuality were to occur. >>pam: u-s officials say assad could use artillery shells filled with sarin to push back opposition forces. sarin is 500 times more deadly than cyanide. one drop can kill a person in a matter of
with the fiscal cliff. g-o-p senators say they will meet with president barack obama tomorrow. this as members of the u-s house are set to return to washington on sunday -- just one day before the deadline to pass budget deal. if congress does not reach a fiscal deal before monday's deadline, automatic tax increases and steep spending cuts will take effect. an in depth look at where everything stands right now -- and we'll be talking live with our political analyst -- tonight at 5:30 >> breaking news. retired general norman schwarzkopf has died in tampa, florida. known as 'stormin norman' because of his explosive temper, he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 19-91. he lived in retirement in tampa, where he had served in his last military assignment as commander-in- chief of u-s central command. that is the headquarters responsible for u.s. military and security concerns in nearly 20 countries. he was 78. no one was hurt. storm on the way. >> borrowers, that took out a loan. could possibly have found some issues. dan kerman turks o
of perspective about what's important. >> president obama's call to action following the deadly connecticut massacre. the president says this time washington will not just talk about tackling gun violence. he urged congress to vote early next year on an assault weapons ban, a ban on high-cast ammunition clips and to -- -- high-capacity ammunition clips, and to close the gun loophole so all purchasers are subject to background checks. >> the fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce the violence and prevent the very worst violence. that's why i've asked the vice president to lead an effort that includes members might have cabinet and outside organizations to come up with a set of concrete proposals no later than january, proposals that i then intend to push without delay. >> the president said that he will make very specific proposals once he gets the recommendations next month. on friday, the nra will hold its first news conference since the elementary school shoo
need a dance partner." >> reporter: on n-b-c's meet the press, president obama made a final pitch for his plan to preserve bush era tax cuts for everyone but the wealthiest americans. >> "regardless of partisan differences, our top sure that taxes on middle that would hurt our economy badly." >> reporter: a major sticking point continues to be the annual income level at which those tax increases should kick in. the threshold has wavered from 250-thousand dollars to as high as one-million dollars. republicans argue the country doesn't have a tax revenue problem, it has a spending problem. >> "unless we do something about spending, the government will continue to get bigger and the deficit will continue to get bigger." >> reporter: following the president's interview, speaker of the statement saying in part: "republicans made every effort to reach the 'balanced' deficit agreement that the president promised the american people.we've been reasonable and responsible. the president is the one who has never been able to get to 'yes.'" >> "what i ran on, and what the american people el
, this is the kron 4 news. >> catherine: just 4 days to go. president obama stated the obvious earlier today. saying the hour for immediate action is here" to avoid the fiscal cliff. if there's no deal by midnight december 31st. there will be automatic tax increases and spending cuts. we'll have more from our political analyst in a minute - but first. kron 4's justine waldman is back with more on our developing story. >> reporter: after meeting with bi-partisan leaders friday, the president said no one will get 100-percent of what they want. he said if congress can't reach a deal. congress should allow a vote on a basic package that would preserve tax cuts for middle-class americans, >> i am optimistic that we can still pass a deal in both houses in time, mitch mcconnell, and harry reid are working on an agreement as we speak >> i have my confidence destroyed on other occasions and so i hope it is not on this occasion the timing, we have to do it now that is what the next 24 hours will be very important. >> we had a good meeting in the white house we are engaged in discussions with the majority, the
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